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Los Angeles Fire Department (?)Your Fire Department (Part I) (1949)

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Detailed treatment of the Los Angeles Fire Department, its equipment, personnel and activities. With excellent Kodachrome footage of firefighters at work, fires, nighttime neon signs, and fire prevention and safety activities.

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Producer: Los Angeles Fire Department (?)
Sponsor: Los Angeles Fire Department
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Keywords: Fires and firefighting; California: Los Angeles

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Reviewer: donalika - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 28, 2013
Subject: very interesting
This is very good information about the activities of the fire department
Reviewer: kopperlis123 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 14, 2012
Subject: sweet
Ha,Awesome I think it's great
Reviewer: The Bridge - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 16, 2011
Subject: Made in 1949
This film gives SOME, not all, information on what a fire department does, well worth watching. *Note: If any are interested the Los Angeles Fire Department Museum is located on Cahuenga Blvd jus south of Sunset Boulevard, housed in OLD FIRE STATION 27. Open on Saturdays about 9 or 10 am.
Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 26, 2005
Subject: Where's Stilman when you need him?
Big fires! Little Fires! Everybodys reporting a fire! cries the narrator (honestly) at the beginning of this 30 minute expose of the LAFD. And when I say expose I mean expose, as this tells some rather interesting things that I am not too sure whether we were supposed to know about. Like the factor of the number of fire departments is directly connected to how much the property value is in the neighborhood. Like wow. This whole thing is fun, fun fun actually, because the film tells of the many little menial jobs that get to ride on the big big fire truck (and watch it take corners!). We see fire swampers go in and start trying to salvage furniture by adding sawdust (to stop water) (but isnt sawdust, uh, flammable?) and trying to make sure not everything gets burned to a crisp. I have no idea if such a position is used anymore. As a matter of fact, half of this sort of looks obsolete because of new technology probably, but not to worry, as it looks like the FD looked like they knew exactly what they were doing.
Reviewer: cashel - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 9, 2004
Subject: worthwhile viewing
.I doubt whether this film needs much modernising/ Although made 55 years ago, I believe that its story is applicable to many parts of today,s world. In view of recent government funding cut backs ( a world wide problem )concerned citiaens could profitably spend 31 minutes( Parts 1 & 2)viewing this film and deciding whether their fire dept is efficient



excellent color footage of firemen at work; all in the city of Los Angeles, California;
man sleeping in bed at night; smoke from a fire curling up from beneath a door;
man stumbling out of smoke filled room to call fire department;
montage of people talking on the phone, they all have expressions of concern on their faces as they are reporting fires; telephone switchboard;
emptying ashtray; child grabbing matches; changing fuses;
various fire stations; fire trucks; suburban fires;
attaching hoses to hydrants; men running with hoses;
ladder trucks; operation of hydraulic ladders; chopping holes in roofs;
gas masks; salvage companies save property from water damage;
brush fires; extinguishing fires; bulldozer constructing fire break; fire roads;
fireboats; looking down on boat passing by from bridge; giant water tower;
ferocious oil fires; manufacture of foam to extinguish fire;
airports; racing trucks between planes; rescue companies; artificial respiration; administration of oxygen;
fire chief; map of fire battalion of Los Angeles;
excellent footage of physical tests; doctor taking blood pressure; training of firefighters;
how box alarms are responded to; sliding down a pole; dispatcher communicating by two-way radio; Arson Bureau, burned out house; man is arrested by arson squad; jail cell; pyromaniac; people carrying belongings out of burning house; fire prevention inspectors;
Shell fuel truck; manufacturing plant with barrels of chemicals
Neon signs: The Palladium: Earl Carroll Theatre; Plantation Hotel (with flashing Vacancy sign); movie marquee "Words and Music: with Gene Kelly and Judy Garland; sign: West Haven Rest Home
school safety campaign; backyard full of trash being examined by a fire inspector;
fireman explains safety guidelines to housewife holding child on porch; radio broadcast at station KHJ
man (citizen) climbing down fire ladder pulling his pants on
CU telephone dial and finger dialing; breaking glass and pulling hook on street fire alarm box;


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